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Happy 10th Birthday Dell Children’s

Happy 10th Birthday Dell Children’s Q&A with Meena Iyer, MD As Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas celebrates a decade of service to patients and families, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the meaning of this milestone. Meena Iyer, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Dell Children’s takes a look…
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Flu: Are you protected?

Flu: Are you protected? Doctors say it’s not too late to get the flu shot When it comes to addressing health concerns, sooner rather than later is best; when it comes to flu shots, better late than never also rings true. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Artist Donates Sculpture to Honor Former Patient

Artist Donates Sculpture to Honor Former Patient Ben Breedlove lived with a serious heart condition that ultimately led to his sudden death at age 18 on Christmas Day, 2011. Throughout his life, Breedlove suffered a number of cardiac arrests. His first happened when he was just 4 years old. Afterwards, he described having visions of angels…
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Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out

Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out Study shows new moms can benefit from psychotherapy A recently published study shows that new moms can benefit from psychotherapy to help with postpartum depression. Constant crying, midnight feedings, sleep deprivation and diaper changes can make any new mom feel blue. But what about when it’s more serious?…
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Dell Children’s leads fight against life-threatening disease

Dell Children’s leads fight against life-threatening disease Mom: “Thank you for bringing hope home to us.” Researchers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas have launched a local clinical investigation of a potential treatment for a rare, often fatal genetic disorder known as Niemann-Pick Type C1 (NPC1). “We want to commit our resources to…
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Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked

Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked New research shows link between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and ADHD in children For years, expecting moms have turned to a common pain reliever to treat the aches and pains of pregnancy. Acetaminophen is one of the few over-the-counter drugs considered safe to use during pregnancy. But new research published in…
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Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness

Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness Patients, families gather with Dell Children’s community to celebrate cleft and craniofacial successes Julia Kate Tucker had multiple palate surgeries until she was just over a year old. She recently celebrated her second birthday. Her mom, Susie Tucker, describes Julia as outgoing and strong-willed, “just like any other…
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